Sunday, September 14, 2008

Here are a handful of the pictures sent in to KAIT through our See it, Snap It, Send It section of our website. You can see the captions and see the rest of the photos by clicking HERE. It's amazing how many trees came down today!



Have a good night,
Ryan

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Went to KAIT web page.......no pic descriptions on left hand side of page......Guess I lost my Einstien Degree............cause i couldnt find it......Granny

Anonymous said...

Ryan, you mentioned on the newscast Sunday that there were differing names for the types of storms.

Have a question. I recall you mentioned "convective" the ones we usually experience that cause our usual storms.

The other type, associated with Ike began (I think) with "G", anyway storm fronts that aren't usually associated with the up/downdrafts associated with the convective type.

If you know offhand the word I'm looking for, I'll check back on after school this pm, Mon, 15th.

Herschel D.

Cody - wx4svr said...

To be honest, you guys came off easy. I live in Louisville, KY and this has been the worst wind storm in the history of our city. We have well over 300,000 w/o power. Thats more than the 1974 super outbreak. School are also closed due to 100 schools w/o power. We have never seen anything like this. It's unheard of around here to be honest. Trust me... you guys came off easy.

Jason H said...

Lots of leaves on the trees right now help pull those limbs down. The rice stood up alot better than most thought it would. Go back to that day in early Spring this year, we have had two very windy days this year that took down tree limbs.

Ryan said...

I'm going to have to disagree Cody. I looked at the wind gusts in the Louisville area and it was very similar to NE Arkansas. More people lost power due to the population, but overall the weather was quite the same. With that said, your greatest wind came when people were awake and outside. That made it much more dangerous. I hated to hear about the 10 year old boy that died. Thoughts and prayers go to that family.

Ryan said...

Herschel,

It's called "Gradient" winds. Here's a great link to readmore about it:

http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/fw/grad.rxml

Heidi said...

Power is back! =D

Benjamin H said...

On a positive note, the entire country is going to be quiet for the rest of the week.

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/
Haven't seen such a dead outlook since February!

Jason H said...

I just can't believe how cool it has been this August/September compared to the last 10 years. I am predicting kids walking around in the snow Halloween night !!! :-D

Hey Ryan lets here your Winter Weather Outlook for Region 8.

Brian Tritch said...

I'd have to agree Jason, We were talking about that over the weekend as a matter of fact.

Karen H. said...

If I remember correctly, I think we had a light dusting of Snow on Halloween back in 92 or 93. It was cold too. I remember having Snow on the Pumpkin instead of Frost on the Pumpkin. LOL. I think it's time we have a White Halloween. LOL.

Brian Tritch said...

I remember that year Karen, I went Trick or Treating in the snow.. we were walking down the street going to the neighbors and it was snowing away, pretty hard too, I can't recall what year it was but I remember that year..It was probably that long ago because I haven't been trick or treating in 10 years or longer and I was still going then.. Sounds about right to me if you say so, lol but I do remember that year it snowed halloween.. I don't think it stuck but I know we got it that year.

Jason H said...

If I am not mistaken it was October of 93'. We had a huge ice storm, and a huge snowstorm that year too. The snow was 16"-20" in Randolph county. It was the biggest snow ever for here. The huge ice storm that year knocked the power out for over a week in places. We was out of school for a week. It was a very cold winter too.